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Sony's Contact Lens Camera

05/03/2016 9:27 AM

http://mashable.com/2016/05/02/sony-smart-contact-lenses/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#rdoSc97ahSqf

Does this mean it'll be even easier for someone to take pictures surreptitiously? I don't like that idea.

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05/03/2016 10:26 AM

"But it's hard to imagine an easier method for snapping a photo than blinking, enabled by a light sensor on the lens that detects eyelid movement."

Every time I blink I get a photo?

"Even if we won't be wearing these lenses in the next couple years, the patent gives us a glimpse into the possible future of smart eyewear and how it might work."

And if one sows enough patent seeds one of them will surely bear $ome fruit.

This patenting because someday it might be a product is a creedy business practice.

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05/03/2016 10:37 AM

This patent and the Google 'eyes' patent look like blue sky ideas that might work someday. Gone are the days when you have to demonstrate a prototype to get a patent. Now you can patent anything that might be possible in the future.

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05/03/2016 12:47 PM

Ear activated camera....

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05/04/2016 8:15 AM

Hey - you stole my cat!

Those ears are a bit less than a camera. I've paid attention to all three cats I have and noticed they all have very poor ability to place a direction on sounds they hear. Make a noise behind them and they will look to where they think that sound should be coming from - not where it originated.

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Re: Sony's Contact Lens Camera

05/03/2016 3:54 PM

Googles new ultra stealth perv cam coming to a playground near you!

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05/03/2016 4:48 PM

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05/04/2016 8:50 AM

The bright flash emitted from the eye or the wearer will be a dead giveaway! Not only that, but since the wearer is near this flash, he or she will be blinded (indefinitely) in one or both eyes, strike them quick while they are incapacitated!

I think the strobe will still be a real hurdle for the engineers to overcome, since capacitors will still be needed, this could portend many a droopy bottom eyelid in attempts to suppose the weighty contact lens. Not to mention the wide zoom telephoto lens they will need for sporting events.

I was going to respond seriously, but I decided it is too early in the morning for that.

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05/04/2016 9:16 AM

If it takes a picture when you blink, won't it just get a shot of the inside of your eyelid?

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05/04/2016 10:11 AM

But the focus is sharp!

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05/04/2016 11:37 AM

Talk about red eye!

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Re: Sony's Contact Lens Camera

05/04/2016 12:24 PM

Ive got my eye I mean stalker camera on you.

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05/04/2016 1:09 PM

If the new pc/sexual harassment thing hasn't stopped guys from winking at girls, this will end it for sure. Lawsuits for invasion of privacy now if you wink at the opposite sex. Will they be able to take your eye for legal evidence?

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05/04/2016 1:35 PM

No. They will just read your mind. I.E. - pull the flash drive sticking out the back of your neck (or other suitable placement, depending on operator preference).

I think ophthalmologists will have a field day doing surgery on guys who dried out their eyeballs attempting not to blink, wink, but staring is just as liable to be a problem.

The larger question: how does the opposite sex know you are winking at them? (and them only). If the opposite sex is dressed in translucent panties, high heels, and a tight blouse, and bent over a sports car, you can trust me - I won't be blinking, I will be checking out the paint job on that Ferrari. Any guy that does not know what that it, no explanation will help.

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05/04/2016 1:47 PM

Is it just my take on things, or are all the new inventions lately destined to create a whole new set of moral dilemmas requiring judicial interpretations and legislative laws? This one definitely opens up a whole new field for the Supreme Court.

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05/04/2016 2:29 PM

Pretty much. Before long, complete and total isolation will be necessary to prevent anyone from offending anyone else. Even that is not enough some times.

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05/04/2016 2:42 PM

Fortunately, I don't have that problem - I am not a social creature. Even at work, I tend to stay to myself and only interact when absolutely necessary. (PSU and their psychological testing told me I could never be an engineer because of those tendencies - I've proved them wrong) I am near to isolation already. I interact more with humans on this site than I do the rest of the time. Here some offending is expected and endured.

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05/04/2016 2:56 PM

I tip my hat to you sir. I certainly hope I have not contributed to any offense, other than being silly, and trying to make all of you out there have an occasional laugh.

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05/04/2016 3:09 PM

Oh - I've been called some nasty things at times. That's alright - I expect it.

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